Military sources say the Army possesses about 1,800 Swiss-made AT-4 anti-tank weapons. Photograph: Defence Forces

There are currently just under 2,000 anti-tank weapons lying idle in Irish munitions depots which many have come to believe would be far better off in(...)

The Russian embassy on Orwell Road as staff try to remove  red paint thrown at the entrance in protest at events in Ukraine. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Russian intelligence services are still planning to significantly upgrade Russia’s Irish embassy’s espionage capabilities, security experts believe, d(...)

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child has now stated the minimum age of criminal responsibility  should be 16. Photograph: iStock

The minimum age of criminal responsibility should be raised in Northern Ireland as a “matter of urgency” in order to comply with international childre(...)

The most closely related viruses in bats are about 97 per cent similar to Sars-CoV-2, but this is ‘still a big difference’

Despite all the focus on the Covid-19 pandemic, the ultimate cause remains a mystery. Ideas that once seemed to belong to the realm of conspiracy the(...)

The curriculum asks students to, among other things, track their sleep patterns, keep a gratitude journal, perform random acts of kindness, and take note of whether, over time, these behaviors correlate with a positive change in their general mood. Illustration: Andrea Chronopoulos/The New York Times

The Yale happiness class, formally known as Psyc 157: Psychology and the Good Life, is one of the most popular classes to be offered in the university(...)

Patrick Stanley (16) from Clara, Co Offaly, was killed by the bomb in Belturbet, Co Cavan,  in 1972.

December 28th was the Catholic feast day of The Holy Innocents, Joseph Stanley often recalled in the years that followed 1972, the day that everything(...)

World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty

The director-general of the World Health Organisation has said he is isolating after being identified as a contact of someone who tested positive for (...)

The US arm of the Oxford-AstraZeneca study was given the go-ahead to resume on Friday, having been halted since September 6th after a participant developed neurological symptoms. Photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP

A vaccine considered a frontrunner in the race to protect the global population from Covid-19 has produced a robust immune response in elderly people,(...)

A man walks through Naas town centre in Co Kildare. An immunologist  has warned that Kildare, Laois and Offaly could face a longer partial lockdown if Covid-19 case numbers rise. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

There has been one new Covid-19 related death and 35 new cases reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre. This is the lowest number of d(...)

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak arriving at the courthouse in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday. Photograph: Vincent Thian/AP

Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak has been found guilty of all seven charges in his first trial linked to the multibillion-dollar 1MDB scan(...)

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